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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Oxford

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

Northwest Mississippi Community College student Parke Wales, writing an essay for local columnist Jimmy Reed’s class, takes a look at how and when his view of his mother became much deeper and more loving as he wishes her a happy Mother’s Day. (May 6, 2014, Page 4)

Relay for Life — put it on your calendar

Lafayette County’s Relay for Life event, held this past Friday, is quickly becoming an event to attend and take part in. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all of the opportunities Relay for Life offers for participants and also at the inspiration it provides. (May 5, 2014, Page 4)

Sale of EAGLE completed

The Oxford EAGLE was sold Thursday, and its new owners say the newspaper’s dedication to the community will continue for decades to come. Additional stories are in today’s news. (May 2, 2014, Page 1A)

Helping — because you can

Did you feel relief before you felt concern after  the severe storms and tornadoes blew through earlier this week? Editor Don Whitten writes that you’re not alone — that’s an expected reaction that turns into concern and wanting to help very quickly. (May 2, 2014, Page 4A)

Learning how to do community journalism

Former Oxford EAGLE employee and long-time journalist Lauren Lexa writes a guest column about her days at The EAGLE and how she learned valuable lessons and gained experience in the art of community journalism. (May 2, 2014, Page 4A)

EAGLE a family affair for eight decades

Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev takes a look back at her family’s involvement with The Oxford EAGLE from the day her mother, Nina Goolsby, walked into the paper office in 1942 through these final days before the Goolsby/Vasilyev and Phillips family transfers ownership of the paper to Boone Newspapers. She talks about her days helping in all phases of putting out the paper, about her family’s involvement with The EAGLE and about the relationship the paper has, and she hopes will continue, with the LOU community for many decades to come. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Joe McLellan writes to note that there is a litter problem in the community, and adds that community pride will be the key to cleaning up the mess. (April 28, 2014, Page 4)

Speed detectors affecting some of us

Have you noticed the speed detector on Sisk Avenue between Bramlett Boulevard and the Highway 7 Bypass? Has it affected your driving speed? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the device, its purpose and its results. (April 21, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Becky Rice writes to urge members of the community, with Tuesday being Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day, to thank the leaders of he local Girl Scout troops and to also consider volunteering for what is a great cause. (April 21, 2014, Page 4A)

Sex (education) and the city (schools)

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the recent misrepresentation of the local school’s sex education program in the national media, and he encourages fair and balanced coverage of the good and the bad in our state and region. (April 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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